Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Clamato + Bud Light


Sallah: Indy, why does the floor move?
Indiana: Give me your torch. [Sallah does, and Indy drops it in] Indiana: Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?
Sallah: Asps. Very dangerous. You go first

And this is exactly how I felt. Sure, the floor wasn't moving, and there was no chance of me getting bit, but Mr. Jones shared my sentiments exactly. My fellow beer crusaders made me jump down into that pit first to try a Chelada which is Clamato and Bud Light mixed together... perhaps the most disgusting and repugnant drink ever created.

One third clamato juice (for those of you who don't know what that is, it's tomato juice and clam juice mixed together), two thirds Bud Light and all nastiness. The drink is supposed to be light and breezy for a warm summers afternoon, but all it tasted like to me was thick, salty, slightly carbonated tomato juice. And yes, I will admit, that I didn't even make it through an entire glass. About ten solid sips in, I threw in the towel.

For the record, I'm not a huge tomato guy to begin with, so that may have skewed my judgement on this one. When the first sip hits your lips, the first thing you taste are the pungent tomato's and the bite of the salt, and boy is it ever salty. It's so salty, that I really didn't even taste the beer even though its 2/3 the ingredients. The alcohol content is tough to measure as it comes solely from the beer you use. There are some premixed concoctions on the market, but I was not able to find any in the fifteen or so different liquor stores I tried.

For all you brave souls out there, go for it. For all you sane souls out there, I say walk right on by. Not surprisingly, I give Chelada resounding 0 on the taste scale. Next week, thankfully, I'm back to reviewing real, actual beers...

4 comments:

eileen said...

Whatever, you know you loved it! Next time we're out at a bar, I'm ordering you a Chelada.

just kidding- it sounds like the devil's version of a bloody mary.

F said...

did you buy pre-made in a can, or did you mix yourself? I hear it's better if you mix yourself.

Pale Ale Guy said...

the clamato and beer were purchased seperately and mixed together...

if you really like salt and tomato juice you might maybe like it. i'm not a huge fan of either htough

Anonymous said...

I was in Nam with people that drank beer and tomato juice . That probably says too much..........